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    mikedialect reacted to a-wan in Trade Retrospective: Who Won the Jake Cave/Luis Gil Trade?   
    19 year olds coming off surgery are exactly what you trade. Cave was a useful player for 2 years.
    Keeping Cave while dumping Wade is what sucks.
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    mikedialect reacted to Nine of twelve in Joe Ryan hit by line drive ... X-rays negative   
    I'm glad there have been no ignorant posts about it being Ryan's fault that he let that ball hit him like there were when Buxton suffered a broken hand.
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    mikedialect reacted to roger in Randy Dobnak and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Season   
    I continue to believe in the young man.  And perhaps the most encouraging stat is that after his rough couple innings in his first start back, he finished with 7 consecutive batters being out on ground balls.  That is who he is and the Twins should work off of that.  Keep him throwing as a ground ball machine.
    Have thought since day one that his working out of the bullpen wasn't working and messed him up for the entire season.  Hopefully, next spring he will be a starter and begin the season in the starting rotation with either the Twins or Saints.  Long term, I see him as a reliable starter for the Twins, one who is very inexpensive.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from h2oface in Week in Review: Rookies Pitching In   
    Pop fly's mystify him.
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    mikedialect reacted to Unwinder in Andrelton Simmons Isn’t Good Enough to Get Away with This   
    The worst thing about this pandemic has been figuring out how to work with, support, and love people in my life who I think are harmfully, passionately wrong about a life-or-death matter that affects others as well as themselves. People who I otherwise want to keep close in my life.
    Fortunately, Andrelton Simmons is not my mother-in-law, and he hasn't done anything for me lately.
    I support rewarding Maggi with a few months of major league paychecks for his good work, I support giving Gordon another shot, and I support shuffling things around in any way that will bring Miranda up.
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    mikedialect reacted to Whitey333 in Andrelton Simmons Isn’t Good Enough to Get Away with This   
    What a waste of time and space this was!!
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    mikedialect reacted to twins_89 in Twins Acquire RHP John Gant for J.A. Happ   
    Finding a trade for a 38 year old pitcher that has been truly terrible for 3 straight months is amazing.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Game Score: Tigers 17, Twins 14   
    I like that haha. Was definitely akin to a late night pillow fight. 
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    mikedialect reacted to ashbury in Game Score: Tigers 17, Twins 14   
    Regarding waiver claims, let me offer a reminder...
    Burros are asses.
    Burrows are holes in the ground.
    Our front office is expected to understand the difference.
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    mikedialect reacted to bean5302 in Game Score: Tigers 6, Twins 5   
    I'm really glad Maeda is pitching far better as of late. If there's a guy who should have a chip on his shoulder to prove he's the real deal, it's Maeda. Being paid peanuts long term, traded for a likely high upside reliever and not respected as a starter on his former team. 
    He really is quite the underdog and I like those guys succeeding and breaking molds.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from jmlease1 in Game Score: Tigers 6, Twins 5   
    My exact quote in the 9th “my god, they are going give up a grand slam”
    bang
    “Of course.”
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    mikedialect got a reaction from bighat in Game Score: Tigers 6, Twins 5   
    My exact quote in the 9th “my god, they are going give up a grand slam”
    bang
    “Of course.”
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    mikedialect got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Game Score: Tigers 6, Twins 5   
    My exact quote in the 9th “my god, they are going give up a grand slam”
    bang
    “Of course.”
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    mikedialect got a reaction from glunn in Game Score: Tigers 6, Twins 5   
    My exact quote in the 9th “my god, they are going give up a grand slam”
    bang
    “Of course.”
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    mikedialect reacted to prouster in Letting Byron Buxton Walk Will Haunt   
    Dan Hayes of the Athletic has reported that guaranteed money isn’t the issue. It’s the structuring of the incentives. Sure seems like a deal can come together, if not now then during the offseason. It’s not a foregone conclusion at all that Buxton will hit free agency in 2022. 
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    mikedialect got a reaction from DocBauer in Letting Byron Buxton Walk Will Haunt   
    I think he wants to get back to playing and prove he's worth more. Doesn't eliminate all the obvious information about the past struggles. If he really thinks he can stay healthy and thump I don't know why the incentives aren't enough... though of course maybe they were low too. Don't know.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from Aerodeliria in Letting Byron Buxton Walk Will Haunt   
    I think he wants to get back to playing and prove he's worth more. Doesn't eliminate all the obvious information about the past struggles. If he really thinks he can stay healthy and thump I don't know why the incentives aren't enough... though of course maybe they were low too. Don't know.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in Trade Candidate Profile: Max Kepler   
    Kepler in a Yankees jersey wouldn't be right.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Trade Candidate Profile: Max Kepler   
    Kepler in a Yankees jersey wouldn't be right.
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    mikedialect reacted to terrydactyls in It’s time for the front office to step up and ink some deals   
    If the Cardinals make a huge offer this weekend, it's too late.  The trade deadline is Friday afternoon.
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    mikedialect got a reaction from Mark G in Maybe the Twins Have a Spending Problem?   
    The fact that this seems to be happen quite frequently leaves me to believe we need to fire a few people and hire a few more
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    mikedialect got a reaction from roger in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    Short but sweet. Cruz will always be a favorite. I hope he gets a ring and now I have another team to root for this year (who might even win a playoff game!).
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    mikedialect got a reaction from dbminn in Twins Trade Nelson Cruz to the Rays for Two AAA Starting Pitchers   
    Short but sweet. Cruz will always be a favorite. I hope he gets a ring and now I have another team to root for this year (who might even win a playoff game!).
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    mikedialect reacted to Danchat in Maybe the Twins Have a Spending Problem?   
    I do think the Twins refusal to "go for it" has been a big problem over the years. 2019 was a prime opportunity to make a splash, and they traded for a couple of setup relievers and that was it... and the one time in the last 20 years they got risky with a deadline trade, they bet on Matt freaking Capps. 
    But the thing is, he wasn't given away. He was a fine reliever who got traded for two quality prospects, but the real issue was that he immediately became one of the league's best relievers simply by making a few tweaks thanks to Houston's pitching gurus. Pressly never reached that level of play with the Twins... nor did Gibson, nor Lynn, nor Hendriks, and so on. We've had some success with pitchers in 2019-20, but outside of that stretch we haven't been able to develop pitchers consistently, and when many of our arms leave, they improve elsewhere. To me, this is way more important than any "spending issue". 
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    mikedialect reacted to Mark G in Maybe the Twins Have a Spending Problem?   
    I know this is a pipe dream, and I also know that only my generation might remember the days, but I would do away with the entire process and go back to the days where the teams could control their rosters indefinitely.  I can understand arbitration, but free agency, in my extremely humble opinion, has harmed the sport significantly.  What casual fan can keep track of a team from year to year without a scorecard?  The players stopped being just that, players, when they found out they could hire their gun (bat? Arm?) to the highest bidder and retire from life before 40.  And the people who pay to see them play have no connection to most of them, as they turn over year to year throughout our lifetimes.  Remember the 60's Twins?  Darn right.  Remember the 2000's Twins?  Yea, neither do I.  When you look at a team and see 20 different players than you did even 5 years ago, the fans lose their attachment and, at least a lot of them, lose the desire to come watch.  Unless they are winning 101 games, then it is the chic place to be; otherwise, you see crowds like you have this year.  Anyway, the game was better from the fans point of view when they knew their team, and the fans pay the bills; it is all about the fans.  The day the game became all about the players it stopped being a game, which is what the fans want to see.  My sermon for the day. 
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